Weekly Newsletter – November 30

Good morning! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break, and enjoyed time with family. Can you believe that we only have 15 school days till Christmas break? Probably not what you wanted to think about 🙂 Here is what is going on this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: This week we are learning about irregular nouns and compound words. We are doing activities during reading groups for both of this things!

Math: We are continuing to work our way through multiplication! Today we are reviewing 2s and we will be taking our test tomorrow. We are also going to be learning 3s and 4s with a 3s test on Friday!

Reading: This week we are learning about onomatopoeia! We are going to be making our own comics using different sound words.

Science: We are starting a new science unit this week and we are going to be learning about motion!

Spelling: We do have a test this week. The words are listed below. We are working on compound words in Spelling as well.

Bible: This week we are watching our What’s in the Bible movie and we are starting our Christmas unit. We are going to be starting the Jesse Tree. We are going to be learning about the line of Jesus starting with Adam and decorating a Christmas tree as we go!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2:15 – When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:16-17 – So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told to them about this child.

Spelling Words: sunglasses, football, homework, haircut, popcorn, railroad, snowstorm, earring, scarecrow, blueberry, butterflies, lawnmower, campground, sandbox, toothbrush, thumbtack, earthquake, scrapbook, courthouse, whirlpool. Bonus: enormous

 

Odds and Ends:

Christmas Program: Just a heads up, the Elementary Christmas Program is December 17th. More details to come!

Box Tops: Please send these in by Wednesday! We are a little short this month if you have any saved up 🙂

 

I think that is it for this week! Let me know if you have any questions.

 

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – November 23

Happy Thanksgiving! This will be a short newsletter just updating you about what is going on this week.

 

What We Are Learning:

We are going to be working on all sorts of Thanksgiving activities this week!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words

This Week’s Verse: DUE TUESDAY Luke 2:13-14 – Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:15 – When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

Spelling: There is no spelling test this week.

 

Odds and Ends:

OSU Spirit Day: Tomorrow is our Ohio State Spirit Day! Come dressed in your scarlet and gray.

WCS Spirit Day: Tuesday is our Wooster Christian Spirit Day. Wear those WCS sweatshirts and tshirts!

Movie Party: We will be having a movie party with the fourth grade tomorrow. Your student is free to bring a pillow OR a blanket with them (please only one thing).

Times Test: we are not having a multiplication text this week. However, 2s will be the Tuesday after break. Please make sure your student is ready!

Thanksgiving Party: Our party starts at 2:30 on Tuesday, and all parents are welcome to join!

Midterms: These will be sent home on Tuesday.

 

I think that is it for this week! Have a happy thanksgiving!

 

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – November 16

Good Morning! Hope you all had a good weekend. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? It’s a little crazy! We have a lot happening between now and then. Here is what is going on this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are putting the final touches on our paragraphs today. We are also learning about the differences between singular nouns and plural nouns.

Math: We are starting multiplication today! Our zeros test will be tomorrow and our ones test will be on Friday. Please remember to be studying at home!

Reading: This week we are talking about the plot of a story and comparing and contrasting different parts of a story.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about Captain John Smith and the founding of Jamestown. We will also be learning about the pilgrims and what life was like coming to America.

Spelling: We do have a test this week and the words are below. However, we will not be having a test next week!

Bible: We are continuing to learn the Christmas story. We are also continuing our What’s in the Bible? Series and learning about Jacob and Esau.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2:11-12 – “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Next Week’s Verse (Due TUESDAY 11/24): Luke 2:13-14 – Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Spelling Words: handle, trouble, simple, people, middle, table, little, gentle, poodle, pickle, noodle, saddle, juggle, uncle, riddle, example, throttle, obstacle, miracle, muscle. Bonus: extreme 

Odds and Ends:

Operation Christmas Child: Shoe boxes are due this Friday! We are going to be taking all of our boxes to chapel with us that day. We would love to see each student donate a shoe box full of gifts for children around the world!

Thanksgiving Party: Our class party is Tuesday November 24th at 2:30. Mrs. Mast and Mrs. Current are organizing our party, so be looking for communication from them on how you can help!

Thanksgiving Break: There is no school Wednesday the 25th-Sunday the 29th due to Thanksgiving!

Spirit Day: We will be having an all school Spirit Day on November 24th. Come dressed in your favorite WCS wear or red, white, and blue!

Ohio State Day: On November 23rd our class will be having an Ohio State Spirit Day in honor of the *ichigan game that Saturday 🙂 Come dressed in your favorite scarlet and gray!

Congratulations: Congrats to all of our students who participated in Math Olympics and the Spelling Bee: Marina Albright, Landon Snode, Micah Schlegel, and Joey Clabaugh!

Midterms: Midterms will be going home before Thanksgiving break. I am in the process of updating ProgressBook so please know that things will be changing in the next week and a half.

 

I think that is it for the week! Let me know if you have any questions!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – November 9

Good morning! Hope you all are having a wonderful morning. I will say the amount of frost on my car this morning made me a little sad. On the bright side, it’s almost Thanksgiving! Here is what is going on this week:

 

What We Are Learning:

English: We are working on “When I Grow Up…” paragraphs this week. Students are writing about what they want to be when they grow up and using what we learned about writing a good paragraph. We are also working on the difference between common and proper nouns.

Math: We are wrapping up subtraction this week. We will be reviewing tomorrow and a review sheet will be sent home. Our test will be on Wednesday.

Reading: This week we are talking about the main idea of a story and the details that support it. We are also learning about synonyms!

Science and Social Studies: We are taking our science test today over matter. Tomorrow we will be starting our unit in Social Studies over Captain John Smith and then we will be moving into learning about the pilgrims.

Spelling: We do have a spelling test this week. Our words are listed below!

Bible: We are continuing to learn the Christmas story with our Bible verse. We are wrapping up Abraham and Isaac this week and we will be starting Jacob and Esau.

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2:10 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:11-12 – “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Spelling Words: finish, pilot, even, wagon, music, silent, rapid, female, lemon, pupil, focus, robot, tulip, camel, salad, resident, spinach, climate, tradition, innocent. Bonus: snuggles

 

Odds and Ends:

Operation Christmas Child: Last week a note went home about Operation Christmas Child. This is a great way for your child to serve another child! I would love for each student to do at least one box. These are due November 20th. This is such an incredible way to show God’s love during Christmas.

Picture Retakes: Retakes are on November 11 (Wednesday). Contact the office with any questions!

Thanksgiving Party: Our Thanksgiving Party will be November 24th at 2:30. Be on the look out for information from Mrs. Current and Mrs. Mast on how you can help!

Thanksgiving Break: We do not have school November 25th-27th due to Thanksgiving.

Spirit Day: We will be having an all school Spirit Day on November 24th.

Ohio State Day: On November 23rd our class will be having an Ohio State Spirit Day in honor of the *ichigan game that Saturday 🙂 Come dressed in your favorite scarlet and gray!

 

I think that is it for this week! Let me know if you have any questions!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey

Weekly Newsletter – November 2

Good morning! I hope you all had a great long weekend. Can you believe we only have 3 and a half weeks until Thanksgiving? I might be one of those people who gets a little excited about both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was so good to be able to meet with all of you last week! I love your children so much and I am so blessed to have such a great group of parents too. Here is what is happening this week:

 

English: We wrapped up hamburger writing last week with a paragraph that had a fall theme to it. This week we will be starting a project called “When I Grow Up…” We will be brainstorming ideas, doing a rough draft, and a final draft for this paragraph. Students have loved this in the past and I am excited for it too!

Math: We are heading towards the finish line of subtraction and regrouping. We will finish this week and then will take a test next week. I will be sending home a review sheet next week. Just as a heads up, we will be starting multiplication soon! More details and helps to come!

Reading: We are wrapping up Ramona this week! We will be having a small quiz over the second half of the book later this week.

Science: We are continuing our way through matter. I know I keep saying this and I apologize that it is taking so long to get through this chapter! It is a lot of hands on activities and last week we had vision and hearing testing and a short week which kind of threw things for a loop. I will be sending home a review sheet when we have a test. Our test will be next week.

Spelling: We do have a test this week on Friday. Words are listed at the bottom!

Bible: We are moving into the life of Isaac this week. A while back we watched the “What’s in the Bible?” that is about Genesis and it is so neat to see what they remember and the questions they ask!

 

Bible Verse and Spelling Words:

This Week’s Verse: Luke 2:8-9 – And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

Next Week’s Verse: Luke 2:10 – But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

Spelling Words: sounded, count, louder, however, frown, towels, browse, surround, cloudy, crowd, power, pounds, downtown, playground, drown, outstanding, outdoors, household, different, probably. Bonus: tradition

 

Odds and Ends:

Box Tops: Box tops are due on Wednesday so we can get them cut and counted in time for Friday!

Operation Christmas Child: In chapel 2 weeks ago, we watched a video from Samaritan’s Purse about Operation Christmas Child. Many of you have done this in the past, but for those of you who haven’t, this is an organization that seeks to provide millions of Christmas gifts for children all over the world. It is something we participate in as a school! More information will be going home this week, but I just wanted to go ahead and plant the bug in your ear. Feel free to check out the website(http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/) for more information! Collections are due November 20th!

Spirit Wear: Spirit Wear forms went home in today’s folder. Check out the form for new sweatshirt and tshirt designs! We will also being having an all school spirit day on November 24th!

Picture Retakes: Picture retakes are November 11. More details to come soon.

Thanksgiving Party: Our class party is November 24th. More details to come later this month.

Thanksgiving Break: There is no school November 25-27.

 

I think that is it for this week!

In Christ,

Mrs. Starkey